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ice cream

a frozen food containing cream or milk and butterfat, sugar, flavoring, and sometimes eggs.
Origin of ice cream
Can be confused
ice cream, sherbet, sorbet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ice cream
  • Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in the pre-frozen container of an ice cream maker.
  • The author's ice cream maker turns the farm's bounty, from cantaloupe to sweet corn, into dessert.
  • The best dessert of the day was a simple cherry clafoutis topped with vanilla ice cream.
  • Mould ice cream in brick form or one-half pound baking-powder boxes.
  • Serve with apricot syrup and whipped cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla or vanilla ice cream.
  • Enjoy a drink, or ice cream, or a pastry and watch the people walk by.
  • They use quality beef, real potatoes and ice cream, and make every burger to order.
  • Coconut milk can also serve as the base of non-dairy ice creams for those lactose intolerant ice cream lovers.
  • Coffee liqueur is smooth and sweet, served on ice, straight or poured over vanilla ice cream.
  • There was an abundance of fresh fruit-peaches and watermelons were favorites, with or without store-bought ice cream.
British Dictionary definitions for ice cream

ice cream

a kind of sweetened frozen liquid, properly made from cream and egg yolks but often made from milk or a custard base, flavoured in various ways
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ice cream

1744, earlier iced cream (1680s), from ice (n.) + cream (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for ice cream

ice cream

noun phrase

The crystalline form of a narcotic: the ice cream eaters, who chewed the crystal (1910+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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